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ACROSS MY DESK: Boston births registered 1800-1849
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Index to Boston births registered 1800-1849 http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/database/BostonBirths/default.asp
"An Index to Boston Births Registered 1800-1849 – on deposit at the Boston City Hall Archives – has been transcribed by Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart for this database.
Births registered in the City of Boston for the period 1809 to 1849 have never been published. Furthermore, the City of Boston did not come into full compliance with state registration of vital records until 1849, so that the state copy of records between 1841 and 1849 conspicuously lacks Boston vital events. It should be noted that the 4,350 births registered is but a fraction of those that must have occurred inBoston over the first five decades of the nineteenth century. Many births went unrecorded or have been lost. Researchers should also consult baptismal records in Boston-area church records for birth information during this period."
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